Multi-agent based manufacturing: Current trends and challenges

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Abstract

The advent of Industry 4.0 and the development of future industrial applications can be achieved using Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). This technological development invokes high levels of communication and computation in the form of an interconnected network of industrial resources. Multi-agent systems precisely can empower such technological evolution by introducing properties like decentralisation, autonomy, flexibility, social ability and modularity to the industrial context. In this regard, the current work surveys recent multi-agent based manufacturing approaches and provides a general vision of current trends focusing on frameworks/architectures, complementary technologies and common applications. This article ends with an integrated discussion of emerging agent-based industrial challenges, a general conclusion and final remarks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 26th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728129891
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event26th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2021 - Virtual, Vasteras, Sweden
Duration: 7 Sep 202110 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2021-September
ISSN (Print)1946-0740
ISSN (Electronic)1946-0759

Conference

Conference26th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2021
Country/TerritorySweden
CityVirtual, Vasteras
Period7/09/2110/09/21

Keywords

  • Cyber-physical Systems
  • Distributed systems
  • Industry 4.0
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Smart manufacturing

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